Friday, July 08, 2005

Strange day....

Just a quick post as I'm exhausted....Oscar is definitely teething - he's been really hard work all week and last night was awake 5 times - I only got about 4 hours sleep - and today I had to go to work.

It was a difficult journey in - Euston and Charing Cross stations were closed due to alerts so we got kicked off a train at Waterloo and I had to get a bus but because of roads being closed, I ended up walking from Holborn. As I got closer to Russell Square, the police presence was noticeable. There were helicopters above and police on the ground. The whole square is still cordoned off - "police line do not cross" tape everywhere. I ended up having to cross it to get into my building but was allowed.

It's strange and a bit frightening. Walking along roads that are usually teeming with traffic but are deserted apart from police cars. Hearing sirens everywhere. London is very jumpy but determined to get on with our lives and not let the terrorists win.

A very long day - Oscar was with his Grandma and I think she found it hard going. I didn't get to pick him up till about 7.45 so he went to bed late. Hope he'll give his daddy a lie in tomorrow as I'm back at work......

Yawn. I'm so so exhausted. Off to bed.....


zoe xx said...

Glad you're okay, honey, can't believe that you had to go in today of all days.

Love you

beege said...

I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio) on my way home from work and they were interviewing Londoners about the strangeness of the day. Most said it was odd because places that were usually packed and noisy weren't.

It's also made me think of 9/11, and how life in America just sort of stopped for a few days. The only television stations that were broadcasting were networks and cable news channels. Life just seemed so suspended, as we all just clustered around the nearest television and watched it all over and over and over again.

I admire London for picking up and going on. Strange as it must be.

Dixie said...

The odd feeling must be so...well...odd. Heartbreaking, really.

Can you imagine how people in Isreal deal with this all the time? I have no idea how they do it.

Nic said...

Hi Sally,
So glad you are all alright. How scary. I guess we all knew that it would happen sooner or later but it doesn't make it any easier does it? And so close to your work.
Poor Oscar too. Teeth, grr they have a lot to answer for. Looby-lou is suffering at the mo so he's in good company.